Grading Obama’s First 100 Days

As a group, journalists display marked ambivalence about the practice of grading President Obama on his first 100 days in office. Some emphasize how critical the 100 days are for setting the tone, and seem to suggest that a small misstep could destroy the credibility of the executive branch. At the same time, [...]

Obama Delivers Economic Stimulus, Repeats Neckties

White House Photo: Pete Souza
After decades of intensive training, years of strategy development, months of planning, weeks of negotiation, and ten seconds of penning, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this week in Denver, CO. The passage represents an important symbolic victory for a President who took office amidst an economic [...]

Obama ‘Hurry Up, So That We Can Wait’ Neck Wear

In his third weekly address to the nation since taking office, President Barack Obama spoke on the need to act post haste on the stimulus package even if the bill isn’t quite right. From the video:
Legislation of such magnitude deserves the scrutiny that it’s received over the last month, and it will receive more [...]

Obama Commander in Chief Ball Tie

Original Photo Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershon
You know it’s time to party when the 44th President of the United States of America breaks out a classic white bow tie.  President Obama did not waste a minute on Inauguration Day, somehow making it to ten inaugural balls with his wife Michelle.  His bow tie really says it all [...]